Named for its creator Joseph Pilates, Pilates is a system of exercises that strengthen and stretch the entire body. It has six basic principles: control, centering, concentration, precision, breath and flow.
With Pilates, you will strengthen your abdominal and back muscles (powerhouse), strengthen and tone your legs and arms, increase your flexibility, improve your posture and reduce stress. It is a vigorous approach to mind-body integration.
Many exercises are performed lying down in a non-impact, non-weight-bearing position. The workout evolves to seated and eventually standing work. When taught correctly, Pilates is a safe but challenging workout for EVERYONE – regardless of age or ability level.
With over 500 exercises and 6 major pieces of apparatus to play on, Pilates will entertain and sustain you for a lifetime. The spirit of Joseph Pilates – energetic, committed and ever evolving – lives on in studios around the world. We hope you will discover or rediscover the wonders of Pilates with us at Evolution Pilates.
Joseph Pilates was born in Germany in 1883. He was a sickly child and his illnesses forced him to develop a lifelong pursuit of well-being. During WWI, Joseph Pilates came in contact with many injured and bedridden soldiers.